Cheteshwar Pujara (L) plays a shot | AFP
India were bowled out for 223 after winning the toss and batting on the first day of the third Test against South Africa at Newlands on Tuesday.
Indian captain Virat Kohli top scored with 79 in a patient innings which lasted 201 balls before he was ninth out.
South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada, playing in his 50th Test, took four for 73.
Score summary: India, first innings, 223 (C. Pujara 43, V. Kohli 79; K. Rabada 4-73, M. Jansen 3-55).